Bottom of the Pile - Feb. 5th, 2015
Angela: Asgard's Assassin
Anyway, despite Angela's new costume, this book gets harder to read with every issue. First she's a member of a race that's so assholish even Odin was like "fuck off" and shifted them into their own reality. Now she's out in the middle of space demanding "friends" to give up their living quarters. What happened to manners? For that matter, what happened to "nothing for nothing", that horrible code by which she's supposed to live her life?
When you were undoubtedly sure that things could not become worse, then surfaced That Thing You Forgot. The core idea behind the incursions is that the meeting point between one universe and another is always Earth. If you can keep those two Earths from colliding, both universes are saved. The subject of exactly how one might keep said Earths from colliding has been the subject of much debate in both New Avengers and Avengers, but one thing's for certain no matter how you look at it: the easiest option is to just destroy Earth altogether, so what happens when races from other planets discover what the Avengers have known for some time now?
I'm constantly torn between wanting my boy Richard Grayson back in the blue-and-black as Nightwing, and actually liking this book. Little father-son moments like this make me lean more towards the latter, as I'm starting to realize this whole book's concept was like sending Dick off to college. An incredibly dangerous college for super-spies where he's in fact a double-agent that could be brainwashed or killed at any moment, but nothing in a superhero's life is ever quite normal, right?
Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men - Black Vortex Alpha
Ms. Marvel's one of the few new heroes that doesn't make me want to throw things. She doesn't automatically know how to do things right--she makes mistakes, she needs help. But even though they're making her journey a gradual one, she's still able to inspire those around her to be better. Of course now she has to deal with the impending end of the entire universe, but hey--she spent enough time in the shallow end, right?
That is, if it sticks around and people don't immediately forget he has it within a year or so.
New 52: Futures End
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's, "you're forty issues too late to actually DO anything"-man!
Transformers: More than Meets the Eye
Author's Note: Bottom of the Pile is a weekly column (or at least, my attempt at said) in which I cover the comics that found their way to the bottom of my reading stack, thus being the "best". Since bog standard reviews can be found literally anywhere, coverage here can range from mini-reviews to funny comments to commentary on a creator's run or comics as a whole, depending on a wide range of factors including the comic itself, the amount of time I have, and my general mood.